It had been snowing and raining all week up on the glacier in the world's
largest summer park so when the sun came out at last for Canada Day, The
Camp of Champions park security team was busier than usual sending
poachers packing. It's classic when the poachers are supposed to be
digging, coaching and working at other camps. Nothing votes for "Best
Summer Park and Pipe" like poachers coming over to see how the other rabbits
It was nice to see the sun come out, the park is so big that there were
entire sections where campers had never been. It was pretty funny
watching them discover entire rail lines or a jump line they hadn't seen
before. Once the sun came out, everyone was sending it hard on the day
they had been waiting for. The rail features that had been the "Go To" features for sessioning in the fog were lightly sessioned, and the triple big line and the double really big line got the session they had been waiting for as well. There must be nothing more disappointing as a snowflake than falling all that way from up above to land on the Horstman Glacier, then get scooped up by the snowcats, built into an epic park and then melting before "The Big Session" So yesterday, even the snow was happy to see the sun and fulfill it's destiny as a snowflake in the COC park.
It was probably the most international week we've ever had with campers
and National Teams from Greenland (yes, Greenland!), Finland, Sweden,
Norway, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland,
Belgium, Scotland, Russia, Mongolia, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New
Zealand, and a few other countries I forget. It was awesome learning new
slang in so many languages. "Onok ookpik!" - "How's it going" in
Greenlandic. "Oki Ho Ga E!" - "The bigger the better" in Japanese) and
then a few others that I am sure don't mean what we were lead to believe
they meant. Judging from the response to "Nice belt buckle", for some
reason I don't think means what I was told it means.
The multi hit 22 foot Global Cutter pipe was firing with national teams from all over the globe strait
up killing it. Gus Kenworthy and Tucker Perkins from the US Pipe Team
were ripping. Joe Schuster, Matt Sterbenz, Reed Speedman, Keltie Hansen,
Finn Anderson and all the coaches and campers were sending it hard.
Bobby Brown, Peter Brown turned up a few days early for their Send It
With... Session to ski with broheem Banks Gilberti. They had a good time
skating the mini ramp and sending it with campers in the park.
It's change over day today so all the Campers from Camp A are on their
way home with stoked smiles, piles of free stuff and new skills that
will let them crush it this winter at home. Thanks for coming, it was
awesome. Whadaya figure... Meet up same time next year?
Sounds good to me! See you in 51 weeks, I can't wait to see your photos and videos from the session. Post 'em up soon!